The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Engineer
Rank 697 683 680
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 211 188 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 162 158 188
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,400 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -3.95%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Network Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 199 £50,000 - 18
London +8 97 £53,000 -7.82% 6
South East -35 45 £45,000 +12.50% 7
City of London +12 37 £56,500 +13.00% 1
East of England +21 21 £45,000 +9.75% 3
West Midlands 0 17 £47,500 +28.37% 1
Berkshire -21 15 £51,250 +13.88% 2
West Yorkshire -23 13 £43,750 +9.37%
Yorkshire -31 13 £43,750 +2.94%
Birmingham +10 11 £47,500 +28.37% 1
Surrey -2 11 £44,000 +53.04% 3
Leeds -17 10 £40,000 -
Ipswich - 10 £45,000 -
Suffolk - 10 £45,000 -
Kent +4 8 £38,750 -13.88%
Wales -2 7 £37,500 -18.91% 1
South Wales -6 7 £37,500 -18.91% 1
Bedfordshire -3 6 £42,750 +4.26% 2
Reading -3 6 £47,500 +0.52%
Bracknell -3 5 £52,500 +50.00%
Hertfordshire - 5 £56,500 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent +7 4 £56,500 +22.82%
Camberley +7 4 £43,250 +1.76%
Staffordshire -4 4 £56,500 +22.82%
Bedford -6 4 £46,500 +13.41%
Hampshire -9 4 £50,500 +44.28%
North West -26 4 £55,250 +30.00% 1
Sevenoaks - 4 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £50,000 +29.87% 2
South West -14 3 £50,000 +29.87%

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title.

1 385 (94.36%) Network Security
2 340 (83.33%) Firewall
3 332 (81.37%) Cisco
4 271 (66.42%) CheckPoint
5 243 (59.56%) Cisco Certification
6 202 (49.51%) Juniper
7 190 (46.57%) CCNP
8 151 (37.01%) VPN
9 136 (33.33%) WAN
10 125 (30.64%) LAN
11 119 (29.17%) CCNA
12 117 (28.68%) Cisco ASA
13 90 (22.06%) Windows
13 90 (22.06%) CCSA
14 89 (21.81%) F5
15 83 (20.34%) TCP/IP
15 83 (20.34%) OSPF
16 81 (19.85%) Finance
17 80 (19.61%) CCSE
18 79 (19.36%) SSL
19 75 (18.38%) BGP
20 73 (17.89%) Telecoms
21 63 (15.44%) Network Management
22 60 (14.71%) Security Cleared
23 58 (14.22%) Wireless
23 58 (14.22%) Fortinet
23 58 (14.22%) Cisco IOS
24 57 (13.97%) Load Balancing
24 57 (13.97%) MPLS
25 53 (12.99%) IPsec

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (3.43%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.70%) IIS
3 10 (2.45%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.47%) Apache
5 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Lync
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.19%) MS Office
3 7 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) assyst
1 1 (0.25%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.25%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) PaaS
2 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 385 (94.36%) Network Security
2 340 (83.33%) Firewall
3 151 (37.01%) VPN
4 136 (33.33%) WAN
5 125 (30.64%) LAN
6 117 (28.68%) Cisco ASA
7 83 (20.34%) TCP/IP
7 83 (20.34%) OSPF
8 79 (19.36%) SSL
9 75 (18.38%) BGP
10 58 (14.22%) Wireless
10 58 (14.22%) Cisco IOS
11 57 (13.97%) MPLS
12 53 (12.99%) IPsec
13 49 (12.01%) DNS
14 45 (11.03%) Junos
15 39 (9.56%) EIGRP
16 34 (8.33%) VoIP
16 34 (8.33%) Internet
16 34 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.25%) Selenium
General
1 81 (19.85%) Finance
2 73 (17.89%) Telecoms
3 34 (8.33%) Retail
4 21 (5.15%) Legal
5 8 (1.96%) Banking
6 7 (1.72%) Billing
7 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.47%) Web Services
2 4 (0.98%) Middleware
2 4 (0.98%) .NET
3 3 (0.74%) CSS
4 2 (0.49%) SOAP
5 1 (0.25%) WSH
5 1 (0.25%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.11%) SecurID
2 27 (6.62%) Hedge funds
3 22 (5.39%) Computer Science
4 18 (4.41%) PKI
5 14 (3.43%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.72%) Smartphone
6 7 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.47%) CESG
7 6 (1.47%) Statistics
8 5 (1.23%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.23%) Web 2.0
9 3 (0.74%) Social Gaming
9 3 (0.74%) Online Games
9 3 (0.74%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.49%) Open Source
11 1 (0.25%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.25%) HP StorageWorks
11 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 90 (22.06%) Windows
2 50 (12.25%) Linux
3 25 (6.13%) UNIX
4 20 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.98%) CentOS
7 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.44%) Network Management
2 57 (13.97%) Load Balancing
3 50 (12.25%) Information Security
4 26 (6.37%) Change Control
5 24 (5.88%) Change Management
6 23 (5.64%) Network Design
7 21 (5.15%) Asset Management
8 18 (4.41%) SIEM
9 17 (4.17%) Security Management
9 17 (4.17%) ITIL
10 16 (3.92%) Algorithmic Trading
11 13 (3.19%) Capacity Management
11 13 (3.19%) WAN Optimisation
11 13 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
11 13 (3.19%) Validation
11 13 (3.19%) Project Management
12 12 (2.94%) Network Architecture
12 12 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (2.21%) E-Commerce
13 9 (2.21%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.31%) Perl
2 28 (6.86%) PowerShell
3 27 (6.62%) SQL
4 15 (3.68%) Python
5 12 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.72%) Java
6 7 (1.72%) PHP
7 5 (1.23%) C++
7 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.74%) VB
9 2 (0.49%) Ruby
9 2 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 243 (59.56%) Cisco Certification
2 190 (46.57%) CCNP
3 119 (29.17%) CCNA
4 90 (22.06%) CCSA
5 80 (19.61%) CCSE
6 60 (14.71%) Security Cleared
7 38 (9.31%) CISSP
8 34 (8.33%) JNCIA
9 32 (7.84%) Degree
10 31 (7.60%) SC Cleared
11 25 (6.13%) JNCIS
12 22 (5.39%) CCSP
13 15 (3.68%) CCIE
14 12 (2.94%) CCDA
15 11 (2.70%) CCDP
15 11 (2.70%) MCSE
15 11 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (2.45%) Check Point Certification
17 9 (2.21%) JNCIE
18 7 (1.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.15%) PCI DSS
2 14 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.23%) QA
4 4 (0.98%) COBIT
5 3 (0.74%) SLA
6 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.49%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.25%) GPG13
System Software
1 21 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (4.66%) ProxySG
3 16 (3.92%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.72%) vSphere
5 4 (0.98%) Snort
5 4 (0.98%) Nmap
5 4 (0.98%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.25%) XenApp
6 1 (0.25%) UAG
6 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.25%) Squid
Systems Management
1 17 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
1 17 (4.17%) FortiGate
2 8 (1.96%) OpenView
3 7 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
3 7 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.98%) Nessus
4 4 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.74%) Cacti
5 3 (0.74%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.49%) HP NNM
6 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.49%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.25%) Netcool
7 1 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 332 (81.37%) Cisco
2 271 (66.42%) CheckPoint
3 202 (49.51%) Juniper
4 89 (21.81%) F5
5 58 (14.22%) Fortinet
6 53 (12.99%) Blue Coat
7 48 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 43 (10.54%) SolarWinds
9 30 (7.35%) Citrix
10 29 (7.11%) VMware
11 28 (6.86%) Aruba
12 26 (6.37%) McAfee
13 24 (5.88%) Fujitsu
14 21 (5.15%) Brocade
15 16 (3.92%) Nokia
16 15 (3.68%) HP
17 14 (3.43%) SonicWALL
17 14 (3.43%) Sourcefire
18 13 (3.19%) Mitel
18 13 (3.19%) IronPort
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